This article is based my essay posted on a local newspaper when I was a junior high school student.
It has been long time since I read newspapers. I have clipped articles out of the papers for more than ten years and I open newspapers for thirty minutes a day. Also I check nearly ten news sites on the Internet every day. Then it is obvious that I find its shortcomings.
You cannot avoid getting information without the media even if you are a hard-core disbeliever of it. Meanwhile there are very many arbitrary manipulation of information caused by the media cross-ownership. If the media is infected by the authority, it will lose the credit of other corporations and countries. Wikileaks did not provide Japan with their information beforehand because they suspected that Japanese media would give the information to the government. As a result, Japan was the only advanced country which was not provided information by Wikileaks. Japanese media were only able to report — no, copy the articles from Western media. Shameful, I am shameful as one of Japanese.
In Japan, few media reported revision of Broadcasting Law that deleted supplementary provision of restraint on the media cross-ownership. The government deleted it because the communications industry strictly opposed that revision.
Also, here is an unknown story of censorship in Japan — NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) is the largest communications company in Japan. NHK is good at making travel programmes because it has strong relations with Turkish government. Precisely, Japan has maintained friendly relations with Turkey owing to The Ertugrul Frigate Disaster. (To get further information, read an article on Wikipedia)
One day, NHK broadcast a programme titled “Kurds: Fled from Their Home.” How do you guess who was angry? Turkish government sent a written protest to NHK. Turkey said that programme was based prejudice and bias, NHK must not support terrorism and they respect freedom of speech. Please let me type “LOL” so you all could know I actually laughed out loud, this is so silly. Who burned more than 3,000 villages? Oh, you say it was PKK. But I do not think so, is it prejudice? And when the hell did NHK help terrorism? Does reporting tyranny support terrorism? Huh, it makes so much sense. Finally, you said you respected freedom of speech — Nothing to say here. Or what should I say?
Afterwards, high places of NHK got nervous about it. They even ask Turkish government “What do you think about our programme?” when NHK is going to broadcast programmes mentioning Kurds or Kurdistan. This is different from what we call voluntary restrictions. It is obviously censorship by the government. I said, NHK is the largest media in Japan. How crazy! It is not government though NHK acts like representation of Japan. This case did not happened in Turkey or somewhere. It did in Japan known as free speech!
The person who makes a choice from among overflowing information is you; do not be deceived by mass-produced justice.
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I insist all the mass media. Fuck you! This article is for promoting disorder and fear of the people. There is nothing the Establishment can do, pigs.
The media these days are changing into just news agencies. The media originally had a mission to report the fact, then inform how to get the situation in perspective, id est, let people know interpretation of the incident and form the consensus. But nevertheless, many editorials on the media have little substance or biased views. They reports much information and, at the same time, neglect a readership. It is just the job of news agencies to inform incidents.
People, oversee the administration. Doubt legislation. Do not believe in the court. And do not be puppet of the media. Believe yourselves.
You said it all, same here in Croatia, with marketing ruling free journalism. Never say anything bad about the company that pays advertisements in your publication…and those are, mostly, mafia – economic and politic mafia
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